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Posted Thu May 7 2009: from BusinessGreen:
Ford to convert SUV plant to produce its first electric car
In a highly symbolic move, auto giant Ford announced yesterday that it is to invest $550,000,000 ... in converting a Michigan plant currently used to manufacture SUVs into a factory specialising in small, fuel-efficient cars that will also produce its first electric vehicle. The company said that the plant would be refitted to manufacture a new version of its small Ford Focus from next year, and would then begin producing a battery-electric version of the Focus -- Ford's first all-electric passenger car -- in 2011. The Michigan plant was one of the world's most profitable car factories during the late 90s when sales of large SUVs such as Ford's Lincoln Navigator boomed. However, it has suffered in recent years as the market for larger vehicles has collapsed.
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